These Christmas appetizers are easy to make, delicious, and perfect for feeding a crowd! There’s something for every age, every palette, and every cooking skill level! And of course, plenty of cute Christmas tree recipes!
Easy Christmas Appetizers
One of the best parts about Christmas parties (other than the Christmas party games of course) is that you typically don’t have to serve a full meal. Unless you want to host a Christmas morning party that is and then it’s just breakfast!
It does mean however that you always need to have some good Christmas party appetizer recipes on hand. Whether you’re hosting or asked to bring an appetizer to the next holiday party, I’ve put together 30+ simple Christmas appetizers that are as delicious as they are easy to make! They’re a great choice for the entire holiday season!
I’ve broken these into various categories depending on what kind of Christmas appetizers you’re looking for but don’t worry, there are appetizer recipes for everyone and every occasion.
Hot Party Appetizers
If you’re anything like me, you like serving a combination of cold and warm finger foods. These are some of my favorite Christmas appetizer ideas that are best served warm! Perfect for serving at a 12 days of Christmas party!
And take it from me, use these Christmas party ideas to make cooking and serving these warm appetizers even easier! These are perfect for serving before a dinner party or just on their own!
Warm, toasty rooms sometimes call for cold appetizers. Serve these cold apps to offset the warm temps at your Christmas party.
This is the best food to serve if you’re doing something like these active Christmas games that might have guests eating apps between games! They’re a great way to keep large groups of people busy in the downtime!
Cute Christmas Appetizers
Want to be more festive than fancy this Christmas season? Serve one of these cute Christmas appetizers that are shaped like all sorts of Christmas things – trees, wreaths, snowmen, and more!
Make Ahead Christmas Party Appetizers
Prepare these appetizers in advance so you can spend the holidays celebrating with loved ones. With these make ahead appetizers you won’t have to spend the whole party in the kitchen.
Or you could skip the bread and go with these cranberry orange bites instead! Less work, same great flavor!
Healthy Christmas Appetizer Ideas
Sometimes Christmas can be synonymous with overeating. Here are some healthy Christmas appetizer ideas to make sure your pants still fit come January!
Don’t forget dessert
While appetizers are great, you can’t forget the Christmas desserts! So turn on the Christmas songs, start baking, and make one of our delicious recipes to finish off your holiday meal! I recommend this peppermint sugar cookie recipe, this reindeer cake, or these hot chocolate cupcakes!
More Great Appetizers
While these may not scream Christmas, it doesn’t mean they couldn’t work for Christmas appetizers. They’re some of my personal favorite appetizer ideas!
- BBQ pulled pork sliders – sweet pulled pork with a delicious cabbage slaw all sandwiched in a Hawaiian roll.
- Mini calzones – pizza in a bite-sized form, great for kids and game day parties!
- Baked turkey meatballs – super easy meatballs with a sweet teriyaki glaze!
- Buffalo chicken dip – a classic appetizer that everyone loves, this layered version is the easiest one you’ll ever find!
- Garlic parmesan wings – crispy and flavorful on the outside, moist on the inside – these wings are ones the entire family will enjoy!